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SC orders to transfer ECP recruitments ban petitions to IHC

SC orders to transfer ECP recruitments ban petitions to IHC
April 24, 2018
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered immediate transfer of all petitions pending in provincial high courts challenging the Election Commission of Pakistan's notification regarding ban on recruitment in government departments to the divisional bench of Islamabad High Court (IHC). A three-member bench of apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the suo motu case in this regard in Islamabad today. The court ordered that the petitions be decided within a week, and upheld the ECP notification regarding ban for that period. The Election Commission had put a ban last week on recruitment in government institutions ahead of general elections.